Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 15, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Will RFID Technology Truly Reduce Lost Luggage at Airports?
Link to story on ComputerWeekly:


2) Next-Generation Electronic Toll Collection ‘Sticker Tag’ in Florida
Link to story on WKMG-TV:


3) Albuquerque Red-Light Camera Program Suspended
Link to story in The Albuquerque Tribune:


4) Picturing More Revenue, Reliability
Washington, DC Metro to install monitors with ads, information for riders.
Link to story and video in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)
Link to further information from WMATA:


5) Washington State Patrol to Drivers: 911 Not a Traffic Hotline
Link to story in The Columbian:
Link to news release from the Washington State Patrol:

6) Shanghai Implements Traffic Control
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:

7) Interview with Rick Schuman of Inrix Discussing Contract with the I-95 Corridor Coalition to Collect Real-Time Traffic Data
Link to audio interview with Traffic Technology International:

News Releases
US Department of Transportation Announces Appointments to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Advisory Council

Upcoming Events
Climate Change: Transport’s Impacts and Solutions – April 3-4 – Amsterdam

Friday Bonus
In Belgium thousands of red traffic signals celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Today in Transportation History
1898 **110th anniversary** - The US battleship Maine is blown up in Havana Harbor.

Feb. 15 1948 **60th anniversary** - A week before the organization is officially founded, the first NASCAR race takes place on the sands of Daytona Beach.


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